Monero has warned users that a new MEGA Chrome extension has been undermined and is leaving Monero tokens and other private information vulnerable to theft.
The updated MEGA Chrome – version 3.39.4 – offers features to improve browsings, such as cutting down the time in which pages load and a cloud storage system but is leaving the cryptocurrency susceptible to hackers.
The company’s official Twitter account posted the caution:
PSA: The official MEGA extension has been compromised and now includes functionality to steal your Monero: https://t.co/vzWwcM9E5k
— Monero || #xmr (@monero) September 4, 2018
The MEGA Chrome version 3.39.4 offers features to improve browsings, such as cutting down the time in which pages load and a cloud storage system. The update, however, has been reported by both Monero and other users to have been compromised.
A Reddit user posted that there seemed to be suspicious behavior in the update:
Following the reports of the compromised systems, the updated extension was removed from the Chrome Webstore. The version became no longer available for download with a link resulting in a 404 error.
Currently the token has seen a decline of 18.17% in day-on-day trading at is now valued at $113.066 USD.